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Heroes Wanted! Are You Ready?

OAKHURST–Are You Up for the Challenge? Cal Fire wants YOU! No doubt 2020 and 2021 have been challenging years in nearly all respects. Fires, winds, floods, pandemics. And there’s little doubt we’ll be in for more in the future. Do you have what it takes to become a Paid-Call Firefighter (PCF) with Cal Fire in Madera County? Matthew Watson, Assistant ...

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CHP: Maximum Enforcement Period Begins Today for the Thanksgiving Holiday

SACRAMENTO  – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) wants to remind everyone to put safety ahead of turkey and trimmings this Thanksgiving. The CHP will be kicking off a Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP) beginning at 6:01 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24, and continuing through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 28.  During the MEP, all available CHP officers will be on patrol, ...

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Hanukkah Celebration Comes to Tenaya Lodge

FISH CAMP–Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, takes place this year from sundown November 28, 2021, to sundown December 6, 2021. This year a special celebration, open to the public, takes place at Tenaya Lodge Resort at Yosemite, led by Rabbi Shlomo Menkes of Siderman Family Camp and Conference Center in North Fork. A menorah (candelabra) will be on display ...

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PG&E to Release High Water Flows on San Joaquin River

Auberry – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is planning to increase flows on a portion of the San Joaquin River starting Sunday, Nov. 28, by releasing more water from the Kerckhoff Dam in Fresno and Madera counties. Due to limited and difficult egress from the San Joaquin River Gorge, PG&E advises the public to avoid entering the water during ...

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One-Way Traffic Control Delays Expected on State Route 49

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MARIPOSA COUNTY – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform various operations on State Route 49 next week in Mariposa County. Work is scheduled to be performed as follows: Route 49 One-way traffic control from Mocassin Creek to Bear Valley Road for crack seal operations beginning Monday, November 22, through Wednesday, November 24, 2021, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 ...

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Madera County Board of Supervisors Issues Proclamation – Oakhurst Library Community Room the “Candace Flammang Community Room”

Oakhurst – The Madera County Board of Supervisors, at their November 2 board meeting, presented a proclamation to Candace Flammang in recognition of her many contributions to the library and the community and dedicated the Oakhurst Library Community Room as the “Candace Flammang Community Room”. For over forty years, Candace has been instrumental in many community efforts. For the last ...

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EMC Foundation Undertakes Positive Changes

OAKHURST–Questions often arise about the maintenance of the Oakhurst River Parkway, an out-and-back trail that stretches 2.8 miles from the Oakhurst Community Park to Yosemite High School. People frequently ask who manages the trail system and how did it come to be. The answer is the Eastern Madera County Foundation. Quietly working in the background to improve the community, the foundation ...

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Soroptimist International of the Sierras – 5th Annual Chili Cook-Off

Oakhurst – The weather is getting cooler and we’re gearing up for the holidays.  Are you ready for some Chili? Saturday, November 13th 5-9pm at Oakhurst Community Center Tickets just $20 for adults & $5 for children 10 and under, available prior to the event at Foster Parker Insurance, from a Soroptimist Member, or at the door until sold out. This ...

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Weather Alert From PG&E

Mountain Communities – Our meteorology team is forecasting that a strong weather system and associated cold front will deliver gusty winds, rain, and high elevation mountain snow to Northern California later this afternoon and into tomorrow. Locally we expect to see moderate rainfall between midnight and 6 a.m. We urge our customers to prepare for storm conditions and to check ...

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Special Weather Statement from US National Weather Service

Mountain Communities – Strong thunderstorms will impact portions of south central Mariposa, southeastern Madera, eastern Merced and central Fresno Counties through 1:45 PM PDT. At 1:05 PM PDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from Oakhurst to 9 miles southwest of Raisin City. Movement was east at 25 mph. Radar indicated pea size hail. IMPACT…Minor damage ...

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